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The chart compares criteria for a positive test across eleven countries and laboratories, and demonstrates that the criteria for being declared HIV positive vary widely.


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Just to show how crazy antibody testing is, here is a slide showing 11 different criteria for being HIV positive using the same Western blot antibody test for proving the same virus infection. This shows that the "code" used to diagnose HIV varies depending on where you are tested. These are from many different institutions and laboratories from all around the world.

It means for example that an African can be positive in Africa but not if he is tested in Australia or New York City.

Can anyone imagine 11 sets of criteria for diagnosing a heart attack on an electrocardiogram? Or tuberculosis on a chest X-ray? Is it possible to have a heart attack or TB in the UK but to have this negated by crossing Atlantic ocean or even the English channel?

How can doctors practise medicine under such circumstances? How can public health officials compare data? And most importantly, how can we subject mothers and babies to these tests and claim proof of sexual and mother to child transmission?